Enphase ENV-120-01-M, Envoy Communications Gateway, with Ethernet Bridge pair with Lifetime Enlighten Subscription, Qty 1
The Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway is the networking hub connecting every module and microinverter in your solar array to the internet. The Envoy uses advanced powerline communications technology to connect to each microinverter without additional wiring or wireless configuration. System owners can easily check the status of their solar system using the Envoy’s LCD display, or get more detailed information through the Enlighten website.
For commercial installations, multiple Envoy devices are used in combination with Line Communications Filters (LCF) to separate networking domains across the site.
• Plug & Play setup
• Communicates over existing electrical wires
• Enables remote troubleshooting of solar array
The Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway
The Envoy is an integral component of the Enphase Energy Microinverter system. It operates between the Enphase Microinverters and the Enphase Enlighten™ web-based monitoring and analysis system. The Envoy functions as a gateway and monitors the microinverters that are connected to the photovoltaic modules. The Envoy collects energy and performance data from the microinverters over in-home AC power lines. It then forwards that data to Enlighten, via the Internet, for statistical reporting.
The three key elements of an Enphase system are:
• the Enphase Microinverter
• the Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway
• the Enphase Enlighten™ web-based monitoring and analysis
This integrated system maximizes energy harvest, increases system reliability, and simplifies design, installation and management. The following diagram shows the Envoy in the system.
Other Elements in the Enphase System
The Enphase Microinverter is a fully integrated device that converts the DC output of the solar module into grid-compliant AC power. In addition to performing the DC to AC conversion, it maximizes the modules' energy production by using a sophisticated Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm. This integrated system maximizes energy harvest, increases system reliability, and simplifies design, installation and management.
The Enphase Enlighten web-based monitoring and analysis system analyzes the permodule data collected by each communicating microinverter. Enlighten automatically detects any shortfall in energy production, identifies possible causes, and suggests solutions. Enlighten constantly monitors every microinverter connected to Enlighten.
How the Envoy Communications Gateway Works
Installation and operation of the Envoy requires no special computer or networking knowledge, nor any specialized equipment. The Envoy simply connects to the onpremise router for communications with the Enphase Enlighten monitoring and analysis website. The Envoy communicates with the individual microinverters using the existing power lines in the residence or business. After the Envoy is installed.
After the Envoy is installed and completes its initial scan, it maintains an internal database of all known Enphase Microinverters at the site it manages. At regular intervals, the Envoy polls each microinverter for its energy data. Using your site’s broadband router, the Envoy then forwards that information to the Enphase Enlighten monitoring and analysis website. The Envoy also reports any error conditions that affect itself or the microinverters. You can view both energy data and error conditions in the Enphase Enlighten web-based monitoring and analysis system.
The Envoy is a “gateway device”, incorporating power line and Internet communications functions. As shown in the following diagram, one side of the Envoy communicates with the microinverters through power lines at the site. The other half of the Envoy communicates with the Internet using a standard Ethernet/network cable plugged into your broadband router.
How the Envoy Works with Enlighten
Once you have registered the system and successfully installed the Envoy, Enphase will set up an account for the site owner. You can then use Array Builder, a tool available to installers, to build the virtual array. You will need to use the installation map you created during installation as a reference during this task.
NOTE: Go to http://www.enphaseenergy.com/support/learningcenter.cfm to view an Array Builder demo.
If you do not already have an account, please go to www.enphaseenergy.com for more information on Enphase Enlighten web-based monitoring and analysis.
When you complete these steps, Enphase sends account information to the site owner so that they can log in to the Enlighten website and view system performance.
Enlighten provides a wide range of information on system and module performance. A graphical representation of the solar array provides “at a glance” information on the status of each module. You can also access more detailed information, including current and lifetime performance metrics. You can even access Enlighten on your mobile device and view real-time performance information wherever you are.
Site owners receive an initial free subscription to Enlighten. Before this initial period expires, Enphase will send a reminder to both the installer and site owner telling how to renew the subscription to Enlighten.
|Power line:||Enphase proprietary|
|10/100 auto-sensing, auto-negotiation|
|USB (one or two ports, depending on Envoy model):||USB 2.0 interface, auto-sensing, auto-negotiation|
|AC outlet:||120 VAC, 60 Hz|
|2.5 watts typical, 7 watts maximum|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||8.8” x 4.4” x 1.7”|
|12 oz (340g)|
|Ambient temperature range:||-40°C to +65°C (-40° to 149°F)|
|Natural convection – no fans|
|Enclosure environmental rating:||Indoor - NEMA 1|
|Standard warranty term:||1 year|
|UL 60950, EN 60950, FCC Part 15 Class B|
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Enphase Energy Inc. ("Enphase") has developed a highly reliable Envoy Communications Gateway that is designed to withstand normal operating conditions when used for its originally
intended purpose in compliance with the Enphase User Manual supplied with the originally shipped system. The Enphase limited warranty ("Limited Warranty") covers defects in workmanship and materials of the Envoy Communications Gateway ("Defective Product") for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase of such Envoy Communications Gateway at point of sale to the originally-installed end user location (the "Warranty Period"). During the Warranty Period, the warranty is transferable to a different owner as long as the Envoy Communications Gateway remains installed at the originally-installed end user location.
During the Warranty Period, Enphase will, at its option, repair or replace the Defective Product free of charge, provided that Enphase through inspection establishes the existence of a defect that is covered by the Limited Warranty. Enphase will, at its option, use new and/or reconditioned parts in repairing or replacing the Defective Product. Enphase reserves the right to use parts or products of original or improved design in the repair or replacement of Defective Product. If Enphase repairs or replaces a Defective Product, the Limited Warranty continues on the repaired or replacement product for the remainder of the original Warranty Period or ninety (90) days from the date of Enphase’s return shipment of the repaired or replacement product, whichever is later.
The Limited Warranty covers both parts and labor necessary to repair the Defective Product, but does not include labor costs related to un-installing the Defective Product or re-installing the repaired or replacement product. The Limited Warranty also covers the costs of shipping repaired or replacement product from Enphase, via a non-expedited freight carrier selected by Enphase, to locations within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada, but not to other locations outside the United States or Canada. The Limited Warranty does not cover, and Enphase will not be responsible for, shipping damage or damage caused by mishandling by the freight carrier and any such damage is
the responsibility of the freight carrier.
To obtain repair or replacement service under this Limited Warranty, the customer must comply with the following policy and procedure:
1. All Defective Product must be returned with a Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RMA) which customer must request from Enphase. Before requesting the RMA, however, the customer should contact an Enphase technical support representative to evaluate and troubleshoot the problem while the Enphase microinverter is in the field, since many problems can be solved in the field.
2. If in-field troubleshooting does not solve the problem, Customer may request the RMA number, which request must include the following information:
- Proof-of-purchase of the Defective Product in the form of (1) the dated purchase receipt from the original purchase of the product at point of sale to the end user, or (2) the dated dealer invoice or purchase receipt showing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) status, or (3) the dated invoice or purchase receipt showing the product exchanged under warranty.
- Model number of the Defective Product
- Serial number of the Defective Product
- Detailed description of the defect
- Shipping address for return of the repaired or replacement product
3. All Defective Product authorized for return must be returned in the original shipping container or other packaging that is equally protective of the product
4. The returned Defective Product must not have been disassembled or modified without the prior written authorization of Enphase
The Enphase Envoy Communications Gateways are designed to withstand normal operating conditions and typical wear and tear when used for their original intent and in compliance with the installation and operating instructions supplied with the original equipment. The Limited Warranty does not apply to, and Enphase will not be responsible for, any defect in or damage to any Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway: (1) that has been misused, neglected, tampered with, altered, or otherwise damaged, either internally or externally; (2) that has been improperly installed, operated, handled or used, including use under conditions for which the product was not designed, use in an unsuitable environment, or use in a manner contrary to the Enphase User Manual or applicable laws or regulations; (3) that has been subjected to fire, water, generalized corrosion, biological infestations, acts of God, or input voltage that creates operating conditions beyond the maximum or minimum limits listed in the Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway specifications, including high input voltage from generators or lightning strikes; (4) that has been subjected to incidental or consequential damage caused by defects of other components of the solar system; or (5) if the original identification markings (including trademark or serial number) of such Envoy Communications Gateway have been defaced, altered, or removed. The Limited Warranty does not cover costs related to the removal, installation or troubleshooting of the customer's electrical systems. The Limited Warranty does not extend beyond the original cost of the Enphase Envoy Communications Gateway.
THE LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY GIVEN BY ENPHASE AND, WHERE PERMITTED BY LAW, IS MADE EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY, SUFFICIENCY OR SUITABILITY OF ANY TECHNICAL OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED IN MANUALS OR OTHER DOCUMENTATION. IN NO EVENT WILL ENPHASE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS OR EXPENSES HOWEVER ARISING, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY ECONOMIC LOSSES OF ANY KIND, ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, OR ANY PERSONAL INJURY.
To the extent any implied warranties are required under applicable law to apply to the Envoy Communications Gateway, such implied warranties shall be limited in duration to the Warranty Period, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Some states and provinces do not allow limitations or exclusions on implied warranties or on the duration of an implied warranty or on the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply. This Limited Warranty gives the customer specific legal rights, and the customer may have other rights that may vary from state to state or province to province.